“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford comes this Shakespeare production where gender roles, nature and politics are confused, reflecting on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Lucy Phelps is mighty good as Rosalind, her command of the poetry, the wit - and the room - is something to behold. Director Kimberley Sykes (‘Dido’, ‘Queen of Carthage’) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy that the Daily Telegraph calls “Inventive, playful, captivating... A bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden”. 176m inc interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Wed 17 Apr 19:00 (Live)